CRESTA 9
Car top roomy sailing dinghy of unusual design. A single chine 1/4 in. plywood pram hull, with a solid inner keel to give rigidity, but with chines wired and covered with fiberglass tape. Ample reserve buoyancy under foredeck and stern seat. Dagger-board trunk is supported by a rowing thwart. A small outboard motor may be used. Rigged as a spritsail sloop with a removable bowsprit. Halyards lead to a pin rail, which also supports the mast. Bottom is stiffened and there are no loose bottom boards. 9 ft. long, 4 ft. 4 in. beam, draft 6 in., or 27 in. with dagger board down, weight about 90 lbs. Sail area 52 sq. ft. All spars are shorter than the boat. First assembly uses a temporary former which is cut up later for buoyancy compartments. A sporty boat for young people though it can be sailed by two adults, and will carry four under oars or power. An easily-handled general purpose boat for caravanners or others unable to tow a trailer.

Plywood requirements - 3.5 sheets 1/4" (6mm) x 4' x 8'.

CRESTA 9 - SAILING DINGHY DATA
LENGTH 9'
BEAM4? 4?
DRAFT6" (without daggerboard), 27" (with daggerboard)
WEIGHT90 LBS.
POWER1 - 3 H.P.
CONSTRUCTION METHODSTITCH & GLUE
CONSTRUCTION MATERIALPLYWOOD

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Design Number: # B 82
ItemsQuantityUnit Price
Plans and Patterns:[35]
Stitch and Glue Kit:[61]
Bronze Fastening Kit:[37]